Tell The Hartford: Don't insure new polluting fossil fuel projects

The Hartford CEO Christopher J. Swift:

We, the undersigned, urge your company to protect investors and consumers from undue risk and stop insuring new fossil fuel supplies.

Investors whose portfolios include stocks in your company could suffer meaningful losses due to climate risks fueled by your insurance coverage of new oil and gas supplies.

By insuring the expansion of fossil fuel projects, you are increasing the likelihood of insured losses from climate change-related natural disasters, which in turn puts your shareholders' retirement savings and other investments at risk of losses too. Severe weather events can result not only in property owners' deaths, injuries, property loss, property damage or diminished property values, but also higher insurance premiums for consumers.

We ask you to do your part in reducing these substantial risks by no longer insuring new fossil fuel projects.